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Enhance safety communication and training

DOT will publish a quarterly safety newsletter that shares best practices in safety among all units in DOT. We will also develop training profiles for specific roles to ensure that field staff members receive appropriate safety training throughout their careers.  

Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative

8.2.1

Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)

Status

Update Description

DOT will publish a quarterly safety newsletter.

Completed

DOT published safety newsletters in May, September, and December 2017, which were distributed by email and in-person at field locations. This newsletter will continue to be published on a quarterly basis.

DOT will develop training profiles for specific roles to ensure that field staff receive the appropriate safety training throughout their careers.

In Progress

DOT continues the process of meeting with each division in the agency to develop training profiles for field staff using an in-house training assessment tool. This exercise identifies gaps in safety and health training mandates to comply with regulatory requirements and ensures that field personnel have current equipment technologies for their safety and the public's safety.

Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)

Status

Update Description

DOT will continue to improve safety communication and training as new best practices are developed across the industry.